Sue Yoast and Viva Knight became close friends in 2001 when both were newly widowed. Sue was diagnosed with scleroderma, a rare and incurable autoimmune disease, in 2008. She remained valiantly upbeat to the end, a dear friend and a loyal fan of Dolci. We will miss her. Her obituary is at Mykeeper.com.
Autumn Night is a new composition by Eric Ewazen , written in memory of oboist Judith Ricker and pianist Joseph Werner of the Eastman faculty, who both died this year.